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April Meetup

                                                   April Meetup

                                     Sunday April 13, 2014 ~ Noonish

                       Planetary Hours ~ Cardinal Grand Cross ~ Eclipses

                           Fee ~ None, Your attendance is all we ask.

Have you ever wondered about how the days of the week got their names?  Have you heard about planetary hours?  Want to know more about them and how they can be utilized in your daily life?  For this Meetup, we will start with Victoria introducing us to the planetary hours and days of the week.  How is the day divided for planetary hours and how can this information be used in one’s daily life?  For example, our Meetup will be on the day of the Sun and will begin in the Jupiter hour.  Sounds pretty good doesn’t it.

Then Spencer will take us into the potential challenges facing us and how we might deal with them during the coming Cardinal Grand Cross.  April 22, day the Cardinal Grand Cross has its closest aspects, is a Mars day.  Do you or does someone you know have planets or sensitive points at or near 10-16 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs?  If so, it could be (if it isn’t already) a rather bumpy ride.

Last up, I will talk about the two April eclipses.  First up is the total Lunar (full Moon) eclipse which will be exact at 12:52 am April 15.  Weather permitting, if you can go out and watch the Moon as She rises higher and higher in the sky.  This could be a “blood” Moon as She rises and then darkens as She nears the Midheaven.  Next up is the new Moon Solar eclipse at 11:14 pm, April 28.  Since this is well after sunset it will not be visible in California.  Solar eclipses are identified by their Saros series.  There are two different numbering systems.  This Solar eclipse is part of Saros series 148 or it can be referred to as part of Saros series 16 South.  If you are going to be 18, 36, 54 or 72 within the weeks after this eclipse, then this eclipse is part of your prenatal eclipse family and could be more important for you.

At the time of our Meetup it almost seems as if the planets are gathering together in small groups making their plans for the coming Cardinal Grand Cross.  We have Venus and Neptune in mutable water Pisces in the 8tn house; Mercury, Uranus and Sun in Aries in the 10th house and Moon and Mars in Libra straddling the IC (4th house cusp).  Asserting their individuality, we have Jupiter in Cancer; Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.  The energy of this formation is continuing to grow as all the aspects (four squares and two oppositions) between the four corner planets, Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn are applying.  If you recall, applying aspects mean that the aspects are getting closer to exact, that is 90 degrees for the squares and 180 degrees for the oppositions and therefore, growing in strength.

The planetary formation could be considered a bucket with Jupiter a 12th house handle directing the energy in to the other 9 or it could be considered a see-saw with the Jupiter Pluto opposition providing the central point or fulcrum, over which the other planets try to find balance.  with Sun, Mercury, Uranus, Venus and Neptune at the top of the chart and Moon, Mars and Saturn in the bottom (Northern) half of the chart.

As usual, we will start this Meetup with our talk around with the “Big 3” Ascendant, Sun and Moon signs, if you know them.  Don’t worry if you don’t as you will before the meetup is over. 

If you would like to be a speaker or have ideas for future topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we can all learn together.

So, all that said, here is our agenda for this meetup.

  12-12:30  Meet, mingle, eat drink and be merry.  Support the Un Urban Café!

  12:30-12:45  Announcements - Talk around – Spencer

  12:45-1:00  Planetary Hours Concept & Application - Victoria

  1:00-1:40  Cardinal Grand Cross – Spencer

  1:40-2:??  April Eclipses - Jim

  2:??-??  Q & A.  Wrap up

  2:??-3:00  Mix and mingle

  3:30-5:30  Mini Readings – Personalized Class – Your Grand Cross / Eclipse ?? answered.

Bring your chart if you have one; if not, and you would like one, send me your particulars (date, time and place of birth) ([masked]) and I will be glad to generate it and send it to you.  I will also print one and bring it to the meetup for you.  Just be sure to let me know before 9 am on Sunday April 13.

Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for future Meetups:

  05/18/14 – 3rd Sunday as second Sunday is “Mother’s Day.” 

  Finding Your Family in the Chart????

  06/08/14  Back to second Sunday – Topic TBD

  07/13/14  Topic TBD

  08/10/14  Topic TBD

  09/??/14  Date & Topic TBD

  09/25-28/14  International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) Conference

  Stepping into the circle: Embracing the spirit of community

  For more information see the conference facebook page - or go to

Check out our Meetup files page for the ISAR Conference Brochure.

Possible Topics:  Relationship of the personal planets, Mercury, Venus & Mars

      Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto

      Black Moon and all things Lilith

      Prenatal Eclipses


      Hecate, Pandora and the Dark Goddesses

      The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake

       The Heliocentric Chart

       Minor aspects and Harmonic charts

      Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal, Vedic and Uranian astrology

      What color is your Sun?  Color your chart?  Colorful astrology for hue-mans

If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we shall learn together.  Want to be a speaker?  Talk with Spencer or me.  We are open to pretty much all things astrological.

Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs.  This is entirely voluntary.  There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.

This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd.  Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections.  Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.

Because of the remodel at the Un Urban, we need to move our post-meeting discussions and class from the back room to the main/front area by 3pm so others can have the opportunity to use the backroom and stage. 

Want to know what planetary day and hour you were born under?  After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class/ mini-consultations going into more detail on whatever you might have questions about or want to look at.  I will also be answering any lingering questions from the meetup or which you may have.  A fee of $10 is requested for this class.

If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.

We hope to see you all on April 13, in support of our group and the Un Urban Café.

  Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM


  Spencer & Jim

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentations from Victoria and Spencer...and concerning the Cardinal Cross, looking forward to positive changes :)

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Star

    Great topics..but that's what astrology is all about adjustments and changes...and to deal with..

    April 13, 2014

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